Spay/Neuter & Vaccination Clinic
Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic
To learn about the appointment requirements for our Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic, please visit our Vaccination Clinic Page.
Vaccination pricing can be found on our Fees and Services Page.
Trap, Neuter, Release (TNR) Services
TNR appointments are currently fully booked. Please check back often as we will update this page when we are able to again accept TNR appointments.
CCAS has opened our TNR program on a limited basis, by appointment, for feral cats to provide this vital public services while practicing social distancing. The TNR program is available for unowned, feral or community cats only. For owned animals, please see below for our public spay/neuter services.
- At this time, we are offering TNR surgeries Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday by appointment only.
- Appointments are made one week in advance. Drop off times are available between 9-9:30am Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only. Pick up, also by appointment, is the same day beginning at 2:40pm.
- TNR kittens must be at least 3 months old and at least 3lbs in weight.
- Contra Costa County residents can bring up to four cats each.
- All cats must be in humane cat traps, one cat per trap. Cats in carriers, or multiple cats in a trap, will not be accepted.
- TNR drop off and pick up will be conducted through a "no contact" process.
- If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please send an email with the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Provide your contact information (name, address, phone number, email).
- A copy of your current government issued photo ID. (If someone other than yourself will be dropping off or picking up, we will need a copy of their ID as well.)
- A CCAS clerk will call you to schedule an appointment when one becomes available. Please be patient as we have limited appointments and only schedule one week in advance.
Public Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic
Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) has opened our public Spay/Neuter Clinic on a limited, by appointment, basis while practicing social distancing.
*All surgery appointment slots are currently filled. Check back often as we will be reopening appointments soon.
Spay/Neuter Clinic Requirements
- The Spay/Neuter Clinic offers low-cost surgeries to residents of Contra Costa County only. Proof of residency is is required on or before the date of surgery.
- Within 24 hours of receiving your appointment date, you must provide proof of the following vaccinations. Dogs must have received both a Bordetella and DHPP vaccination. Cats must have received a FVRCP vaccination.
- All fees are required to be paid within five days of your pet's scheduled surgery date. We will send you an invoice by email to pay online or in person at the shelter by making an appointment. Please advise the clerk whether you will pay online or in person when scheduling your appointment.
- Only two animals per household can be scheduled at a time.
- No animals under six months old or more than five years old.
- No brachycephalic, cryptorchid (undecended testicles) animals (cats or dogs) or Doberman Pinchers. (*See list of common brachycephalic breeds below.)
- Females cannot be pregnant or in heat.
- Females must be less than 65lbs. Males cannot be more than 90lbs.
- Dogs must be under control, leashed or in carriers. Cats must be in secure carriers.
- Dogs must be licensed before surgery.
- Requests for appointments must be submitted online. Once you have been approved, you will be contacted for a potential appointment.
- Check in is by appointment at 8:00am-8:45am. Pick up by appointment begins at 2:40. If you are late to check in your appointment may be cancelled. If you are late to pick up your pet, there will be an additional charge.
- For the safety of our staff, if your pet is too aggressive for us to handle, we will not be able to provide spay/neuter services.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule a spay or neuter appointment, please complete this online form. Please make sure you have read the Spay/Neuter Clinic Requirements above before proceeding to the form. Once you have submitted the information required on the form, a staff member will contact you to schedule an appointment.
Post Surgery Pain Medication
We can provide your pet with 3 days of post surgery pain management for $25, upon request. You must request and pay for the medication at the time you schedule your appointment. The medication will be sent home with your pet after surgery is completed.
Animals Not Suitable for Surgery
- Brachycephalic dog breeds (see below)
- Cryptorchid cats or dogs (animals who have undescended testicles)
- Doberman Pinchers
- Females who are pregnant or in heat
Common Brachycephalic Dog Breeds
This list is not all inclusive and approval is at CCASD’s discretion.
- American Bulldog
- Boston Terrier
- Brussels Griffon
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
- English Bulldog
- French Bulldog
- Japanese Chin
- Lhasa apso
- Shih Tzu
Free Physical Exam
Pets receive a free physical examination when brought in for spaying or neutering.
Why should I spay or neuter my animal?
Spaying and neutering:
- Prevents needless reproduction and destruction of animals
- Is the most effective means of preventing pregnancy
- Eliminates or reduces the attraction of male animals to the female
- Reduces the male’s tendency to fight and the resulting wounds and infection
- Reduces the possibility of cancer or infection of the reproductive tract
- Results in a generally healthier, more desirable pet
- Allows spayed and neutered dogs and cats to be licensed at a much lower cost than non-spayed or non-neutered animals